bride of the gorilla

Curt Siodmak, 70 mins, USA, 1951, B&W, 16mm. Courtesy: Wade Williams

Bride of the Gorilla. Courtesy: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Wade Williams
Curt Siodmak (The Magnetic Monster, Love Slaves of the Amazons) directs Bride of the Gorilla, a 50s trash B-movie set on a plantation in the depths of the Amazon.

A tale of madness in the wilds, the film centres around plantation manager Barney Chavez (Raymond Burr) who gets into a fatal fight with his employer, and then moves in on the man's gorgeous widow (Barbara Payton).

Cursed by an old woman on the plantation, he sees himself turning into a gorilla, and struggles to control his primal instincts with little success.

part of focus on monsters: kiss of the beast

Dates   Fri 16 Dec 2005, 6.30pm
Admission   Full $13  Concession $10
Six session pass: Full $60  Concession $48
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